Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

Walter de la Mare Poems

81. The Tryst 3/30/2010
82. The Veil 3/30/2010
83. The Widow 1/3/2003
84. The World Of Dream 8/2/2012
85. Tit For Tat 3/30/2010
86. Tom's Little Dog 1/3/2003
87. Unstooping 3/30/2010
88. Up And Down 3/30/2010
89. Wanderers 1/3/2003
90. When The Rose Is Faded 1/3/2003
91. Why? 1/3/2003
92. Winter 1/3/2003
93. Winter Dusk 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Walter de la Mare

The Listeners

"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grass
Of the forest's ferny floor;
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller's head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time;
"Is there anybody there?" he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
No head from the leaf-fringed sill
Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still.
But only a host of phantom listeners
That dwelt in the lone house then
Stood listening in the quiet of ...

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Sunk Lyonesse

In sea-cold Lyonesse,
When the Sabbath eve shafts down
On the roofs, walls, belfries
Of the foundered town,
The Nereids pluck their lyres
Where the green translucency beats,
And with motionless eyes at gaze
Make ministrely in the streets.

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